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The 24th Day (2004)

R | | Thriller | 6 May 2004 (USA)
Tom (Speedman) and Dan's (Marsden) one-night stand turns into an intense power-play between captor and captive.

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Cast

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Charles J. Corrado Jr. ...
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Officer #2 (as Jarvis George)
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Jona Harvey ...
Marla
Thea Chaloner ...
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Brian Campbell ...
Blondie
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Lerner's Dog
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Storyline

One-night stand can lead to fatal results!Tom is a living proof!He's a straight family guy whose life turns upside down when he finds out that he has AIDS so he tricks his ex gay lover Dan into an empty flat & ties him up awaiting his blood test results.

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Every man has his own truth. See more »

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual dialogue, and for brief violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 May 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

24. dan  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,001 (USA) (16 May 2004)

Gross:

$14,107 (USA) (11 July 2004)
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Trivia

Began as a play in Los Angeles with original cast members Noah Wyle and Peter Berg. A year later the play was revamped in Atlanta with Chad Darnell and Quint Von Canon. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Dan has tape around his head (covering his mouth), it is alternately under his right ear or over it (depending on the angle). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom: I walk home. I'm all scratched up, I got blood all over my face. I'm crying my eyes out. Anyway, my mother see's me. She runs in screaming, "What happened, who did thisa to you?" So I tell her Stevie Bellow jumped me from behind in the schoolyard while his pals stood there and made sure no one broke it up. So, take a guess what my mom does? She takes me back to the school yard. She finds Stevie, she tells him we're gonna fight again this time it's gonna be a fair fight.
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Connections

References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Trouble Doll
Written by Ryan Christopher Webb
Performed by Matthew Ryan
Courtesy of Hybrid Recordings
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A important work for our time.
7 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Scott Speedman and James Marsden's one-night stand turns into an intense power play between captor and captive.

A independent film adaptation from a play by Tony Piccirillo and directed by same, is a tour de force with very good acting by Scott Speedman and James Marsden. Although straight forward and attentively simple, one is easily engrossed by the story. The dialog carries well, and the ending very human.

It's not often I enjoy simplified concept pieces but this was vital and endurable for the criticssm.

A flawless, and beautifully moving film. A important work for our time.


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